Biochemistry

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Qualifications

Overview

Biochemistry brings together a number of branches of science with a view to understanding the chemistry of life. Such a unique and privileged position at the interface of the traditional sciences makes for a dynamic and exciting discipline. It provides basic insight into biological processes such as enzyme action, drug action, genetic engineering, photosynthesis, and colour vision.

Biochemistry is at the cutting edge of contemporary science, research, and industry. Biochemical innovation is critical in adding value to Aotearoa New Zealand's agricultural production, advancing medicine, and understanding the fundamentals of the biological world around us.

Some knowledge of Biochemistry is useful in many areas of Chemistry and for any student majoring in Biological Sciences.

Contact us

School of Physical and Chemical Sciences | Te Kura Matū

Phone +64 3 369 3100
Email phys-chem@canterbury.ac.nz

Location
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Postal address
College of Science | Te Rāngai Pūtaiao
University of Canterbury | Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch 8140
New Zealand

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